Tell-Em PR appoints Joel Chacha as new General Manager


Joel will manage Tell-Em PR’s operations and client portfolio

Tell-Em Public Relations, one of Kenya’s leading Public Relations firms, has appointment veteran PR practitioner Joel Chacha as the agency’s new General Manager effective April 1, 2019.

Joel brings over 10 years of experience in developing and implementing successful communications and digital strategies.

“We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Joel Chacha as Tell-Em PR’s General Manager. Joel’s broad mix of strategy, crisis communication and media relations experience will be a fantastic addition to our agency’s Top Executive Team,” said Tell-Em PR’s Managing Director Elizabeth Cook.

Mutahi Kagwe, Tell-Em PR’s chairman, added:“On behalf of our Board of Directors, I welcome Joel Chacha to his new position. He brings a wealth of knowledge in strategic planning and business development.”

Joel has spent the last few months at the agency overseeing an aggressive client acquisition through strategic pitches and leveraging on his social capital, to date the company manages leading brands such Procter and Gamble, British Airways, Sanofi, Bolt – the riding hailing app,Coca-Cola Beverages Africa and Glovo.

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“It is a tremendous opportunity to join the Tell-Em PR Management team. I am fully committed and eager to help the agency continue to execute on its public relations services and operational goals within this region,’’ Chacha commented.

He has a track record of success in leveraging the best-in-class communications to help companies differentiate and distinguish themselves and enhance their credibility.

His industry work and experience includes Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, Coca-Cola, Procter and Gamble, Safaricom, Visa, Kenya Airways, Taxify, Direct Pay Online, Weetabix, SC Johnson, Glovo, Bio-Oil, Kim-Fay, Alexander Forbes, Prudential Life Assurance Kenya, Heritage, and Liberty and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) just to name a few.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the United States International University – Africa and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Communication concentrating on strategic corporate communication from the same institution.

Tell-Em Public Relations was established in 1999 and has grown to become one of the leading PR agencies in East Africa. With offices in Kenya and affiliates in Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda, the agency offers communications support across the region.

Tell-Em Public Relations is an award-winning agency and has won nine awards from PRSK – the Public Relations Society of Kenya, over the years, including Best Agency and Best Media Campaign. The most recent award was for the agency’s work on the mVisa launch where it won Best Media Campaign and Best Overall Campaign in the 2016 PRSK awards.

The agency includes a strong team of communications professionals, most of whom have worked in the media, have an in-depth understanding of how the media works and are able to package content and leverage their connections to give clients the best possible media positioning.



Martin Mwita is a business reporter based in Kenya. He covers equities, capital markets, trade and the East African Cooperation markets.

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